Physics Schools In Connecticut

In Connecticut, there are 9 accredited schools where physics classes faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the physics academic community in Connecticut, and the future trends in physics training at the following levels:

  • Physics Certificate
  • Bachelors degree in Physics
  • Masters degree in Physics
  • PhD degree in Physics


  1. Central Connecticut State University

    1615 Stanley St, New Britain, Connecticut 06050

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Connecticut College

    270 Mohegan Ave, New London, Connecticut 06320

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. University of Connecticut

    Storrs, Connecticut 06269

    58 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Fairfield University

    1073 N Benson Rd, Fairfield, Connecticut 06824-5195

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. University of Hartford

    200 Bloomfield Ave, West Hartford, Connecticut 06117-1599

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Southern Connecticut State University

    501 Crescent Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06515-1355

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Trinity College

    300 Summit St, Hartford, Connecticut 06106-3100

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  8. Wesleyan University

    237 High St, Middletown, Connecticut 06459

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  9. Yale University

    New Haven, Connecticut 06520

    3 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Connecticut Vs. National Physics Employment

Connecticut 80
National 16,860

Of all of the physics professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Connecticut.

Employment Growth for Physics professionals In Connecticut

340 No data 150 100 80
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Connecticut, physics is a shrinking field. 260 less physics professionals were working in Connecticut in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Connecticut, this field has shrunk by 76% in four years. This decline is faster than the change in the number of physics professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of physics professionals has grown by 9% from 2006 to 2010.

Physics VS. All Professions salaries in Connecticut

$75,830 No data $108,880 $118,750 $124,340
$49,084 $50,735 $51,943 $53,614 $54,947
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physics
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by physics professionals is increasing in Connecticut. Physics professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $75,830 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $124,340 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Physics professionals in Connecticut

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Thus, there was a 39% growth in physics professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of physics, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid physics professionals earning 233% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Connecticut state.

Average Salaries for Physics professionals and related professions in Connecticut

Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

In Connecticut, physics professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Physics programs available for each degree type for all schools in Connecticut


As the number of physics professionals is decreasing in Connecticut state, the number of students graduating from the 9 accredited physics schools in Connecticut state is decreasing. In 2006 there were 147 physics graduates from physics courses in Connecticut and in 2010 there were 105 graduates.

Thus there was a 29% percent decrease in the number of physics school degree or certificate graduates in Connecticut. 52% of these graduates received an bachelor's degree in physics.

Physics Faculty Salaries in Connecticut

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